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Maui Slaw and Tofu Sweet Potato Rice

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Maui Slaw and Tofu Sweet Potato Rice

For this week’s Care2 recipe, I’d like to share two recipes from Linda Acosta, the Assistant Manager of the HeartMath Kitchen. These are two delightful, vegetarian recipes!



Linda says, “I like to do new recipes from what is in a kitchen’s refrigerator. That is what happened with the Maui Slaw. I was invited to a friend’s house in Maui this past year — the ingredients of the salad were in her refrigerator and on the fruit trees in her yard. That is also what happened with the Tofu Rice Salad with Sweet Potatoes, we were exploring different ways to cook tofu in the HeartMath kitchen and all the ingredients were in the refrigerator or freezer. I love creating recipes in the moment.”



Maui Slaw

Napa cabbage serves as a base for this refreshing and beautiful coleslaw. The subtle taste of onion in the dressing gives a great contrast to the fruitiness of the papaya and strawberries. Yum!!

8 cups  Napa cabbage, cut in 1” squares
1 cup  snap peas, cut in thirds
½  cup sweet onion, thinly sliced half circles
1 cup Daikon sprouts, or use whatever type of sprouts you can find.
1 ½ cups strawberries, sliced
2 cups papaya, peeled, de-seeded and cut in bite-sized pieces

½ cup olive oil
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice, unsweetened
1 tablespoon sweet onion, grated
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon agave syrup

  • Combine all dressing ingredients, except oil, in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the oil as you whisk.
  • Toss cabbage, snap peas, onions and sprouts in a bowl. Toss fruit in a separate bowl with the dressing and set aside.
  • Toss all together in a bigger bowl, about 45 minutes before you plan to serve the salad.

Serves: 6-8

Cooking time: 25 minutes

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Sara, from the HeartMath Institute

Sara Childre is President and CEO of the non-profit Institute of HeartMath. Since 1991, Sara has helped oversee and develop HeartMath trainings, educational products and scientific programs. She was appointed vice president and CFO of the institute in 1992, then president and CEO in 1998.


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10:28PM PST on Feb 15, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:54PM PST on Mar 2, 2012

The Maui Slaw sounds really good. I'm not sure where to find Daikon sprouts. I will have to look around for them.

Thanks for the recipes.

7:55PM PST on Feb 23, 2012

Eh no thank you!

8:14PM PST on Feb 11, 2012

Yummy------got to try those, sound delicioussa. Bless you all.

1:29PM PST on Feb 7, 2012

sounds delish! looks even better! oh man now i'm hungry! lol thanks!

9:36PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

thanks for the recipes will certainly try looks good

9:15PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Must try these though I have no idea what Daikon sprouts are.

8:21PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Wow, must try these. Thanks!

7:39PM PST on Feb 6, 2012

Sound good. Aren't the Islands wonderful. Just go out to the papaya tree and pick one fresh!

6:17PM PST on Feb 6, 2012


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